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U bolts anyone

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPD934, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    PPD934

    PPD934 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I called the dealer today to see what size and thread the rear U bolts are. Since we have a large farm store intown that carries a very larege selection of U bolts. The dealer tells me there is no way for him to tell me anything about them. All he can tell me is there is the part number for them... I just laughed and said ok. Thinking to myself you have to be kidding. SO..... Can anyone tell me what size U bolts are the stock ones with thread size so I can look for some locally. I need extended ones so I can fit some shims in there to try and get rid of the vibes.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    mjp2

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    Get out your tape measure. Seriously, that's your best bet.

    As for the threads, buy the nuts when you buy the ubolts so you know they'll work. Buy your u-bolts too long and cut off the excess after installation so you'll be sure of a proper fit.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    snowmansgarage

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    Wow, you seriously spent the time to call the dealer, then hopefully search and not come up with any results. And finally post a thread here asking if someone else knows? From where I sit right now, it would take me about two minutes to find that out...do some work and let us know what ya find!
     
  4. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    PPD934

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    Well i was at work when I typed the post on here so crawling under the truck wasn't a option in dress attire and I was wanting to stop by the farm store on the way home since I had to be on that side of town anyway. I figured someone on here would have already bought new ones and had a clue of what to purchase.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Did you get the size?
     
  6. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    PPD934

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    I was able to try and measure this morning, I came up with about 7 inches long, about a 3.5 gap and 1/2 inch bolt size. Does this seem reasonable.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Then it is probably an M14 x 2 thread
     
  8. Jul 31, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    mjp2

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    I think it's a 3" diameter axle.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I forgot you've got the square bolts in the stock configuration. Carry on.
     
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